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In Defense of Board Diversity

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Jul 18, 2017 12:09:00 PM

A letter to the editor written by Anne Wallestad appeared in today’s issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. We share a segment of the letter here and encourage you to read In Defense of Board Diversity in its entirety by visiting the Chronicle’s website.

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

The Challenges and Opportunities of Family Foundation Governance

Posted by Emily Davis on May 31, 2017 11:01:30 AM

Family foundations are such a critical part of the philanthropic community. Originally set up as tax havens for philanthropists, they are now much more than that and making considerable, positive changes in our local and global communities. This is due in large part to an increased focus on...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Foundations, Family Foundations, Orientation & Education

Why Youth Diversity Matters

Staying relevant in a world that is constantly changing is challenging for many nonprofits. To plan for the future and the risks that come with change, best practices direct boards to be inquisitive, think strategically, and remain relevant and connected to their communities. But how can boards,...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Recruitment, Youth Diversity

How to Catch a Unicorn: Diversify Your Nonprofit Board Like You Mean it

Posted by Jermaine Smith on Feb 18, 2016 11:00:00 AM

 

I am a millennial. I am a black man. I am a fundraiser. I am a board member (and soon board chair). These are some of the ways I describe myself. Yet, as my experience in the nonprofit sector has deepened, I have discovered that many board leaders describe me a different way:

I am a unicorn.

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

Bench Warmers or Change Makers?

Posted by BoardSource on Oct 27, 2014 2:05:32 PM

IT'S TIME TO ENGAGE THE NEXT GENERATION IN NONPROFIT BOARD SERVICE

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

20/20 Hindsight

Posted by Vernetta Walker on Apr 3, 2014 10:48:11 AM

By Vernetta Walker, chief governance officer and vice president of programs, BoardSource

A recent article, "World Vision Reverses Decision To Hire Christians in Same-Sex Marriages," really caught my attention. Irrespective of whether this board’s decisions were “right” or “wrong,” its actions...

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Topics: Board Best Practices, Board Diversity & Inclusivity

Board Diversity IS Possible

Posted by BoardSource on Oct 15, 2013 4:12:52 PM

By George Jones, CEO, Bread for the City, and Yanique Redwood, Ph.D., president and CEO, Consumer Health Foundation

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

What Online Dating Can Teach You About Boards

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Jun 4, 2013 4:38:24 PM
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Topics: Perspectives on Board Service, Board Diversity & Inclusivity, New Trends & Resources

Hiring Board Leaders

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on May 2, 2013 1:40:46 PM

By Anne Wallestad, interim chief executive

Last month, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of young professionals convened by the DC chapter of YNPN (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network). The topic of our luncheon was board service, and I was struck by the group’s level of interest,...

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Topics: Perspectives on Board Service, Board Diversity & Inclusivity, New Trends & Resources

We want to thank...

Posted by Maureen Doherty on Feb 25, 2013 3:13:28 PM

By Maureen Doherty, Strategic Development & Partnerships Manager, BoardSource

Happy International Corporate Philanthropy Day! Every February, CECP (Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy) leads this special advocacy day, which is intended to build awareness of corporate-community...

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Topics: Board Best Practices, Board Diversity & Inclusivity


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